A superb Verdicchio di Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore from the beautiful Marche region of Italy on the Adriatic coast. The Zaccagnini winery was established by two brothers and definitely plays to its strengths by focusing on the Verdicchio variety, and this, their 'Salmagina' single vineyard Verdicchio, is the best of the lot.
Ripe grapes and lees contact give fine structure, elegance, and an ageing potential to the wine. There is a hint of spritz at first on the palate followed by ripe citrus and stone fruits and touches of a herby savouriness, finished off with a long length. A lovely wine that just opens up in the glass.